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HF 4105

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 04:09pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/04/2020

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; increasing appropriation for town aid; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 477A.013, subdivision 1; 477A.03, subdivision


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 477A.013, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


(a) deleted text begin In 2014 and thereafter,deleted text end Each town is eligible for a distribution
under this subdivision equal to the product of (i) its agricultural property factor, (ii) its town
area factor, (iii) its population factor, and (iv) 0.0045new text begin for 2014 through 2020 or 0.009 for
2021 and thereafter
new text end . As used in this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings
given them:

(1) "agricultural property factor" means the ratio of the adjusted net tax capacity of
agricultural property located in a town, to the adjusted net tax capacity of all other property
located in the town. The agricultural property factor cannot exceed eight;

(2) "agricultural property" means property classified under section 273.13, as homestead
and nonhomestead agricultural property, rural vacant land, and noncommercial seasonal
recreational property;

(3) "town area factor" means the most recent estimate of total acreage, not to exceed
50,000 acres, located in the township available as of July 1 in the aid calculation year,
estimated or established by:

(i) the United States Bureau of the Census;

(ii) the State Land Management Information Center; or

(iii) the secretary of state; and

(4) "population factor" means the square root of the towns' population.

(b) If the sum of the aids payable to all towns under this subdivision exceeds the limit
under section 477A.03, subdivision 2c, the distribution to each town must be reduced
proportionately so that the total amount of aids distributed under this subdivision does not
exceed the limit in section 477A.03, subdivision 2c.

(c) Data used in calculating aids to towns under this subdivision, other than acreage,
shall be the most recently available data as of January 1 in the year in which the aid is

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 477A.03, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:

Subd. 2c.


For aids payable in 2015 deleted text begin and thereafterdeleted text end new text begin through 2020new text end , the total aids
paid under section 477A.013, subdivision 1, is limited to $10,000, text begin For aids payable in
2021 and thereafter, the total aids paid under section 477A.013, subdivision 1, is limited to
new text end